Taiwan paved the way for an eventual free trade deal with the United States on Friday by announcing an easing of restrictions on the import of U.S. beef and pork, as they look to boost ties with Washington.
Stubbornly record-high corn prices in Brazil, the world's No. 2 exporter of the grain, are compelling pork producers to slaughter sows they cannot afford to feed and poultry processors to close plants.
According to the USDA's latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, the forecast for total red meat and poultry production for 2016 is reduced from last month as increased beef and turkey production is
Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.87 billion pounds in July, down 4 percent from the 4.04 billion pounds produced in July 2015.
Pork production totaled 1.82 billion pounds, down 8 percent fr
Total red meat supplies in freezers were down 2% from the previous month and down 5% from last year.
Frozen pork supplies were down 4% from the previous month and down 6% from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were up 7
Several Israeli start-ups have joined a handful of companies around the globe trying to develop lab-grown meat, something they see as a solution to the needs of the world’s growing population and demand for food.